Business Analyst/Business Change/Change Analyst/Project Delivery/Project Management/Permanent/Stratford upon Avon/Warwickshire
Market leading client based in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire are looking for experienced Business Change Business Analyst to join the Change team at their Head Office.
You will be responsible for establishing, developing and providing insight and expertise for management services so that business requirements are met and driving continuous improvement of practices and tools to ensure best practice is followed.
*Lead, establish, develop and provide insight and expertise for portfolio, programme and project management.
*Drive continuous improvement of practices and tools which support change.
*Develop, communicate and plan for impending policy changes or interdependencies which may impact service delivery, highlighting areas of concern with appropriate remedies so that the portfolio is protected against risk and services are effectively supported.
*Develop, provide guidance and consultancy on and ensure framework, standards and practices followed by portfolio, programmes and projects.
*Deploy support tools or escalate the need for development interventions where appropriate so that effective standards and skills are in place to support business change and governance.
*Maintain report and analyse against key performance indicators within the change portfolio.
*Deliver continuous improvement of the change delivery framework and associated services based on analysis findings so that operations are updated, reviewed and improved.
*Perform and oversee complex project and portfolio health checks in collaboration with projects and programmes.
*Report and agree actions, track and follow up remedies with appropriate stakeholders to ensure adherence to framework, controls, standards and methodology.
*Establish, agree and own the portfolio reporting timetable and provide a single source of regular portfolio status reporting to the business.
Skills & Experience
*Demonstrable experience of working in a Portfolio Management/Change Management Office
*Practical applied experience of Project Management methodology and competent use of project planning tools
*Proven experience in project delivery life cycle
*Significant experience of analytical work
*Advanced computing skills (MS Office) including Visio
*Experience of using PPM support tool is desirable
*Formal project management qualifications eg Prince 2
Development System Testing
User Acceptance Testing
Business Readiness testing
Operations Acceptance Testing
Service Readiness Testing
Work with the QC, development, technical architecture, security and ITS teams to develop plans to support the agreed overall testing strategy and to develop detailed test specifications, where required, to support the agreed test plans.
Determine all testing environment requirements and tools and manage the timely provision of such
Review the development process to ensure that defect tracking (identification, fixing, re-testing and migration of defects) is properly addressed.
Manage testers' work throughout test plan development and test execution to ensure that testing is on time and within budget.
Allocate test resources.
Ensure that all testing results are easily accessible (eg, stored in a commonly-accessible directory) and understandable.
Measure and monitor progress during each test to ensure that the application is tested, validated, and piloted on time and within budget, and that it meets or exceeds expectations.
Ensure that each team follows the testing standards, guidelines, and testing methodology as specified in the testing strategy and underlying plan.
Review test, validation, and pilot results to ensure that they meet the entry and exit criteria.
Participate in quality management reviews to ensure adherence to all quality management plans and standards.
Ability to develop and manage all aspects of the testing effort, including strategy, plans, interdependencies, schedule, budget, tools, and required personnel
Ability to document and communicate the status of testing progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary.
Ability to review project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards